International eating isn't a dangerous adventure through customs, where the customs officer asks you to open your bag, and you refuse, which prompts him to teach you about manners by reading select Goofus and Gallant comic strips. Avoid fatherly airport workers with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $12 worth of Asian fare at b.b.bop Rice Bowls' new location, which was recently featured on Pegasus News.
Serving a rainbow of Asian dishes, b.b.bop Rice Bowls' menu borrows flavors from Korean, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisine. Opened in 2007 by Managing Partner Steve Shin, the restaurant is inspired by the Korean staple bi bim bap, a healthy feast that stuffs stomachs without bursting belts. Using miniaturized construction tools, patrons can build their own rice bowl to house a variety of proteins, vegetables, and original sauces such as Beijing Black or Seoul on Fire ($5.75–$7.95), or select from traditional items including the Banh Mi vietnamese sandwich ($4.50–$4.95) or the Tom Yum coconut thai soup ($1.75 with a meal). Meals can be washed down with a selection of three all-natural teas ($1.50 for a large).
Committed to the environment, b.b.bop Rice Bowls uses only 100% recyclable materials and never buries children's toys in the ground. Though this Groupon can't be combined with other offers, repeat customers receive a $.25 cent discount if they save and reuse their bowls, or forgo the bowl entirely and elect to have their meal served in their outstretched hands. Endorsed by Medical City Hospital of Dallas for its heart-healthy options, the restaurant also purchases only fresh vegetables, and adds no artificial preservatives or MSG to its dishes.
- B.B. Bop stresses fresh and healthy, and also has an extensive sauce bar with a half dozen sauces you can add yourself. They also do an excellent banh mi sandwich with pristine julienned vegetables, cilantro, and spicy chile sauce. – Teresa Gubbins, Pegasus News
- The service was quick, the food was good and the place was clean. The food was fresh and you basically get to build your own meal, chipotle style. – SnowBunny721, Citysearch
B B Bop Seoul Kitchen
After moving to America at 3 months old, Steve Shin didn’t have much time to learn the culinary traditions of his native South Korea. But when he returned for a year in 2001, he witnessed the cuisine's slimming properties firsthand. Though he consumed lots of food, his waistline shrank, most likely due to the minimal grease and fat content in South Korean cuisine. Inspired by his journey, he tried to eat a more healthy diet when he returned to the U.S, but after several rounds of salads and sandwiches, fast food lured him back to his old habits. Frustrated, he started brainstorming ways to build healthy and balanced meals, which led to B B Bop Seoul Kitchen. At his Asian-fusion restaurant, the menu is centered on wholesome bowls of rice, veggies, and protein, steering customers away from heavy, fatty meals, such as a giant butter sculpture. Customers are free to indulge if they wish as B B Bop also serves up dip ready roundhouses including kimchi fries and a wide selection of wings.
To whip up B B Bop Seoul Kitchen's signature entree, cooks line bowls with a rice of the customer's choice, from a jasmine-scented Thai type to a nutty, fiber-filled brown variety. Next, the customer selects a lean, flame-grilled protein from options including pulled pork, chicken breast, or marinated tofu. Veggies such as bell peppers and bean sprouts add color and crunch to the dish, and sauce—the finishing touch—comes in more than a half-dozen flavors, from spicy red pepper to sweet teriyaki.
Northeast Dallas-white Rock
5323 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75206Get Directions